Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by The Orange One » 31 May 2018, 19:05

tufnellpark wrote:
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I'll bring along my Underground board game for its first outing. Start at 17:00 in pub and I will need five players. Any volunteers?
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by hopeful traveller » 31 May 2018, 22:18

A bit of shame as I would have liked to have been there for at least one of the two events but unfortunately University work is preventing me from doing so.
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by roblo97 » 01 Jun 2018, 04:34

All going well, the flight I'm on should be landing at LHR at 9:20 so I'll have plenty of time to make it to the start!

Edit: flight has been delayed slightly :lol:
R15 PB: 2:23.23
DLR PB: 2:04
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by dstock17 » 02 Jun 2018, 05:48

Well that was an interesting day the starting station drawn out was CHANCERY LANE which because I always have chancery Lane to Farringdon in my runs meant I had to improvise. So presuming that everyone went east at the start i thought I go differant and just hope that the time differance helps if same train finish scenario.

I rode onto bayswater and ran to Queensway missing a circle leaving as I got top of stairs waited 5 mins for district rode down to Earl's ct and onto a waiting pic.

Took all way kx and dB Euston all I should have done that from Warren St side in hinesight. Down to MoorGate and all way across to Paddington H and c.

Only time I actually saw a tube challenger on run was the point I ran down into bakerloo line here running opposite to me we also met at Warren St briefly as he naturally was going to be in same ball park as I ran from regents pk he ran from Euston sq.

Here I should have done Euston but I don't think I have taken enough time off? But down to embankment and saw on board Upminster with circle 2 behind i was originally thinking a cannon St to St Paul's run. But changed made circle easily after running from aldgate east.

Went up liv st changed to dB st Paul's and back to the drain i have never had a good drain but today it was smiling on me got on seconds to spare. A little wait for a bakerloo down to e and c shot up to a waiting northern line train. Managed to get back to a reasonable door position to jub went up to Westminster changed to sloane Square dB Victoria and down to Vauxhall.

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by tangy » 02 Jun 2018, 22:23

The results of the Zone 1 Challenge 2018 held on Friday 1st June.

There were 18 challengers in 15 teams.

15th: None of the Above (Roderick Hoffman)- 03:52:06 at Farringdon
14th: Egg Fried Ruislip (Matthew Hayward and Jamie Green)- 03:25:43 at Leicester Square
13th: Suffolk N Good (Ian McIntyre)- 03:02:25 at Farringdon
=11th: ...And we would walk zone one this year and we would walk zone one once more, just to be the team that walked zone one so we could get a time a score (Kevin Bown and Damian Cook)- 03:01:13 at Vauxhall
[Sing team name to tune of The Proclaimers 500 Miles song]
=11th: No Chancery Lane of Winning This Year (Peter Smyth)- 03:01:13 at Vauxhall
10th: You're only supposed to stop at the bloody stations (Tangy)- 02:59:44 at Farringdon
[Say team name in the voice of the famous Italian Job film quote]
9th: The train approaching Platform 2... has been cancelled (Andrew Baker)- 02:58:03 at Russell Square
8th: Take a Chancery Lane on Me (Michael Churchill)- 02:56:04 at Farringdon
7th: I Boroughly Enjoyed That (Andrew Chilcraft)- 02:54:09 at Russell Square
6th: I dreamed a dream, in times gone by, when hope was high and Thameslink worked (David Edwards)- 02:53:39 at Regents Park [Team name inspired by musical Les Miserables]
5th: Bakerloo Boys (Andrew & Keaton Ward)- 02:53:26 at Bond Street
4th: Karius Can't Blunder Liverpool Street (Andy James)- 02:53:03 at Vauxhall
3rd: Fifteen Floors High (Clive Burgess)- 02:52:10 at Bond Street
2nd: Strawberry Hill Forever (The Orange One)- 02:47:43 at Farringdon
1st: 1200 Miles Running Free From Malta (Rob Lomas)- 02:45:54 at Farringdon
*please confirm your finish station, your entry card has somehow got misplaced*

Best team name (as decided by a panel of Tube Challengers at the Random 15 who did not attend Zone One) was won by Kev and Nozza's entry. Egg Fried Ruislip came second and I Boroughly Enjoyed That in third.

Best score in the quiz was 39/50 by Michael Churchill.

Thankyou all for attending, for those that won, enjoy your prizes. For those that didn't, come back next year and try again!

Signed: Tangy
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Last edited by tangy on 03 Jun 2018, 07:02, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by dstock17 » 03 Jun 2018, 06:44

My team name was karius can't blunder Liverpool St

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by tangy » 03 Jun 2018, 07:03

dstock17 wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 06:44
My team name was karius can't blunder Liverpool St
Thanks, edited. On your team entry card, it looked more like and F than a K.
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by Going Underground » 03 Jun 2018, 12:15

Well done to tangy for organising and everyone that broke 3 hours from a tricky starting station...
Percentage wise that must be the most sub 3 hours times records on Z1 day? 2/3rds of the teams doing this...
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by michael_churchill » 04 Jun 2018, 11:15

I don't do running so I had no expectation of winning, but I'm chuffed to break three hours. I had a pre-planned circulatory route that includes a Chancery Lane/Farringdon walk, so I just followed that and finished at Farringdon.

Celebrity spot: On the original 1863 sub-surface section I shared a Hammersmith bound train with Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks. I chickened out of asking for a selfie - he had his head in the Evening Standard.

I might let someone else win the quiz next year.

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by hopeful traveller » 04 Jun 2018, 22:39

tangy wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 22:23
Egg Fried Ruislip
How did that not win!?
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by Going Underground » 05 Jun 2018, 09:37

hopeful traveller wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 22:39
tangy wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 22:23
Egg Fried Ruislip
How did that not win!?
Cos our one did :wink:
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

Post by roblo97 » 17 Jun 2018, 19:46

tangy wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 22:23
1st: 1200 Miles Running Free From Malta (Rob Lomas)- 02:45:54 at Farringdon
Really sorry but my finish station was Russell Square and not Farringdon!
R15 PB: 2:23.23
DLR PB: 2:04
Bottle PB: 02:30:30
Tramlink PB: 1:55.37 (Cheers David!)
Triple Crown: 7:00.13
FNC: 18:42:50 (Cheers Andi and Josh!)
Park: 8:29:35
Z1: 02:45:54
2018 Z1 winner!

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